Diablo 3 Articles
Blizzard had a fantastic demo at PAX East for media on the Necromancer. Hidden away from the masses it was great to sneak in and sit down to try out the new class. I missed the demos at Blizzcon so was very excited to chat with the team and get a full view of the female Necromancer and some of the melee skills that the class will come with.
During BlizzCon 2016, it was revealed that the Necromancer hero class would be making his triumphant return to Diablo 3 in a forthcoming Character Pack (not an expansion) in 2017. Lucky for us, the male Necro was playable at the show, and we played through the 15 minute or so demo and took some of the class’ old skill made anew for a spin.
After spending several hours exploring the new update, the question becomes what 2.4 brings to the average Diablo 3 player: A lot of lag for console players from what I understand. I play on PC so I have not experienced this, but there have been wide reports by players on all available consoles that this is a huge problem. Beyond that, there are a lot of things that are pretty fun, but outrageously frustrating at times as well.
Fast forward to today, and we have the recent deployment of the v2.3.0 patch that is the largest to date and one that is packed with a new location, a new season tracker and Kanai’s Cube, a modernized version of Diablo 2’s Horadric Cube. What it all comes down to is that this is the meatiest, game experience patches in D3’s history, short of the RoS expansion itself.
It feels weird to say it, but I think the most recent release of Diablo 3, The Ultimate Evil Edition, to PS4 and Xbox One just might be the best version of the game out there. Not only does it come with all of the content and improvements the PC version has already seen, but there are a load of cool console-only features to boot. Oh, and what’s best? You don’t have to experience any of it online.
Although I really enjoy Diablo 3, I must admit that I have a particular bias towards the PC version, simply because of my preference for playing action RPGs with a mouse and keyboard. I play it almost exclusively multiplayer, however, and have thought at times that the experience could benefit from some couch co-op once in a while.
The Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls expansion is set to hit live service sometime in March. The Friends & Family closed beta has expanded to include more players. We were lucky enough to score a spot and have some first impressions to share. See what we think of the "new and improved" Diablo 3, now with radiant action, and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.
During Blizzcon this past weekend, Diablo 3 fans had the opportunity to check out the Reaper of Souls expansion and the new Crusader class. We've got a hands on report to share so hop through the jump to check it out and then head to the comments to add your thoughts.
Diablo 3 will be making its debut on the PlayStation 3 later this year. During E3, we had the chance to check out the console version. See what we thought before heading to the comments to talk about it.
One of the most anticipated titles coming out this year is Diablo III. It was with considerable "squee-ness" that MMORPG.com Managing Editor Bill Murphy opened his closed beta invite. He's been busily playing ever since and has some first impressions to share as well as a nice video of his Monk blenderizing the undead in Tristram. Read on!